Marion Raw Re-Introduces Herself With Covers of El Buki & Woody Guthrie

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Marion Raw (a.k.a. Marión Sosa of Love La Femme) presents her solo music to the world through a pair of covers that invite us to listen closely to her melodies. Having already made a name for herself in the Mexican rock scene through her work with La Femme, Raw steps out on her own with these songs that perfectly illustrate her sound and sensibilities.

The tracks in question—which will be part of a full-length covers album titled Deep Cuts—are her takes on Marco Antonio Solis’s heartbreak anthem “No Hay Nada Más Difícil” with “Si No Te Hubieras Ido” and Woody Guthrie’s ‘61 folk requiem “Deportee.” For the former, Raw trades the sweeping grandeur of El Buki’s original for an intimate delivery. The latter (alternatively known as “Plane Crash At Los Gatos”) recalls a tragic accident in which several immigrants lost their lives in ‘48.

Throughout its history, “Deportee” has been covered by Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Dolly Parton and many others. It resonates loudly today in a world where ICE detention camps commit inhuman atrocities every day.

Deep Cuts was recorded during lockdown and was produced and mixed by A.J. Davila on an old school 4-tracks tape machine. This no-frills approach gives the recordings a spectral and rich atmosphere to go along with Marion’s voice and guitar. Fittingly, the album will be released on cassette through U.S. indie label Devil In The Woods, home to El Shirota, Los Blenders, Vaya Futuro and more. According to a press release, Marion will also drop a self-titled album with all original material later this year, so be on the lookout for that as well.